I dislike yard work very much. Mickey does all the mowing, gardening, etc but I LOVE TO WEED.
The Lord blessed us with a several very heavy downpours of rain through the night so the ground was super wet and moist. And, as a bonus, the temperature is very low for July 15th in Oklahoma. I took advantage of these blessings and decided to weed a section of fence line in our back yard that desperately needed it.
One of the piles of pulled weeds. (Mickey was dead heading the climbing rose bush so that's what the red roses are.)
This was from the first 6' of bed I pulled. Then I had to rest my back a minute so went in, sat down, & had a cup of coffee.
The second big pile of weeds I pulled.
I went out to pull another 6' or so. I was tired and my back was telling me about it, but I thought "no", I'm going to finish this now, so I finished the other 12' section.
If you could put the above 3 pictures together you would have the total area I weeded.
The long shot of the entire area.
Ok - now the main point of this blog. Not to show off my accomplishment, even though I am very pleased with it, but to expand on why I love weeding.
Over the years God ALWAYS speaks to me when I weed. There is such a lesson and connection between weeds in our yard and sin in our lives.
When weeding you MUST pull-up the root!!! To just take a hoe or not pull hard enough to get the entire root is self defeating... because that weed will almost immediately begin growing again.
So it is with sin! If we just "cut out" what can be seen with the visible eye we may be making an impression on those around us, and worse yet, we are deceiving ourselves that we are tackling the issue or sin. But, that ugly root, where it all began, is still there to quickly rear it's ugly head and ensnare us.
God created the world even before He created man on the 6th day. God speaks to us ALL the time through creation: the sun, moon, stars, clouds, mountains, plains, rocks, animals, plants. All of His creation.
Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them for God hath showed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and godhead: so that they are without excuse. Romans 1:19-20
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth his handiwork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night showeth knowledge. Psalm 19 1-2
I am so thankful that God loves us so much that He speaks to us all the time, IF we will only have eyes to see & ears to hear.
Thank you Father God for speaking to my heart, and my life, once again, even while doing such a simple task as weeding.